18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 3 nights
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 6 nights

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perth travel planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Perth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Safaris & With Sugar). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns route planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Perth in January, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, thenpause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cairns to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in January, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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